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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - June 1, 1933, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county Democrat % volume 58 Russell r. Lindsley publisher Smethport pa., thursday june i 1933 terms�?$2.00 per year. No. 22 senior class to receive diplomas next wednesday class Day exercises will be held next tuesday the annual commencement exercises of the Smethport High school will be held at the legion lyceum next wednesday evening june 7, at 7 00 p. In. The following program has been announced for the event invocation Rev. H. L. Spangler. Essay Salut Atory William Cleveland. A on the Road to Mandalay Kip Lings Peak by Indian a a Moon song Gardner a mixed chorus. Essay a a tribute to Pennsylvania s founder a Charlotte Mcken Drick. Essay Quot the Story of the quakers a Ruth Maeser. Essay Quot Benjamin Franklin a contribution to Pennsylvania a John Hubbard. A Gypsy Trail Kipling Galloway herrmanns what s the use Hal Huntley a male quartet. Essay Quot Pennsylvania in music a Janet Lillibridge. Essay Quot the Keystone state in War a Charles Johnson. Essay. Quot scientific exploits of pennsylvanians a Harry Hull. A american loyalty Walker hymn to America Sears Gule Sian a mixed chorus essay Quot leadership in steel and Oil a Lyle Tanner. Essay. Quot literary lights of Pennsylvania a Karl Anderson. Essay. Valedictory Gordon Bright. Presentation of alumni awards. Presentation of eighth Grade medals. Presentation of u. S. History prizes. Presentation of diplomas or. A. R. Livermore. Star spangled banners audience. Benediction Rev. H. L. Spangler. Alumni awards senior. Gordon Bright Junior Vernon Hull Sophomore Dawn hard is freshman Jean Livermore. Eighth Grade medallist so Evelyn Poppleton Robert Brenneman. U. S. History prize winners Charlotte Mckendrick and Vernon Hull. Class Day program class Day program at legion Ly-1 cum. June 6. 1933. 8 00 p. In introduction Gordon Bright. History Scott Maze. Piano Solo Kathryn Anderson. Prophecy Everett Engstrom. Growler Ronald German. Piano Solo Eastman Bouton. Advice to juniors Lucy Keenan. Junior response Philip Speer artist Eastman Bouton poet Thomas Pomeroy. Music Quartetti. Class will Donald Rice. I donor Alice Holquist. Music class alumni banquet and dance the banquet and dance of the Smethport High school alumni association the event which starts the round of commencement activities will be held saturday evening. Capacity will be reached it is sex pee Ted when reservations for the banquet to be held at the methodist Church close at noon today. The dance will be held at the legion lyceum after the banquet. Several of the Quot ten year classes Are planning reunions. Members of the class of 1923 will enjoy a luncheon saturday at the colonial hotel. Prof. And mrs. Stanley Bright will enter j Tain the class of 1913. Baccalaureate Sermon the baccalaureate Sermon for the class of 1933 will be delivered by Rev. Bernard Garlick at St. Luke a episcopal Church next sunday evening. Miss Scanlan Villa Marie May Queen miss Mary Scanlon daughter of or. And mrs. Lawrence Scanlon of Cole Grove was signally honoured in being chosen May Queen at the annual May Campus Celebration at Villa Marie Academy Erie this year. The Beautiful Colegrove Young lady was a gracious Queen. Miss Scanlon is a member of the 1933 senior class at Villa Marie which will receive diplomas this month. Smith s Khaki shirts Active Captain Arthur Smith Soldier of Fortune who hails from Crosby near Smethport continues in the Public Eye. Smith served with Villa mexican insure act Leader in 1913, then was with the British expeditionary forces in the Early years of the world War. Later transferring to the american army when the u. S. Entered the War afterwards continuing his adventures with the riffs in Morocco with revolutionary outbreaks in Central America and Mexico later qualifying As an aviator with the u. S. Marine corps after which he was one of general Escobar s crack flyers during the last mexican revolution in 1929 and last year flew a plane for the chinese government in Manchuria to resist the japaneses invasion and on his return last summer filled a moving picture contract in Hollywood. Recently the Crosby Soldier of Fortune attracted National attention when he organized the Khaki shirts of America emulating Mussolini of Italy and Hitler of Germany of which he is commander in chief. Smiths a a army leased an abandoned Hospital in Philadelphia which is still the official Headquarters and while the Khaki shirts have so far failed to attract recruits on the nation wide scale anticipated the Philadelphia Headquarters and considerable Force o men appear to be Well organized and disciplined. James Mccabe Well known Smethport world War Veteran who recently received treatment for disability resulting from War time wounds in the u. S. Veterans Hospital in Philadelphia was capt. Smiths guest at Khaki shirt Headquarters before he returned Home. He states that the men were comfortably billeted and fed that an efficient working organization is maintained and that Smith has the faculty of commanding unswerving allegiance and obedience of his followers. That the Khaki shirts and their leaders still have Quot aspirations is in dated by the following Philadelphia dispatch to the Buffalo times monday Philadelphia members of the Khaki shirts of America inc., inspected their future billets in City Hall recently. Quot we re just looking around Quot John Glover who bears the distinguished title of chief of the intelligence service of the Khaki shirts of America said Quot so Well know just where to go when we take Over the the organization founded by Art j. Smith of Smethport pa., who is recipient of the membership fee is modelled on the German nazi and italian fascist movements. When the members inspected City Hall they were All attired in their Brand new uniforms. Memorial Day was fittingly observed Here Habgood delivered stirring patriotic address memorial Day was fittingly observed in Smethport tuesday morning by local survivors of the civil Span ish american and world wars and an unusually Large concourse of people were stirred by the splendid program arranged by Bucktail Post. American legion a feature of which was an inspiring address by Hon. R. P. Hab Good. Newspaper publisher and postmaster of Bradford. Jake and stadium. To further develop weather conditions were Beautiful i the projects As desired will be utter for the occasion. 1 by impossible under the present a the Parade formed at Church and ran gement. Proposal for Borough to take Over stadium Park and Lake to be heard the question of the Borough of Smethport taking Over Beautiful Hamlin Park and Lake and the nearby Mccoy stadium for permanent maintenance and continued development As a great Community recreational Center will be an important matter of business at the june meeting of the Borough Council to be held next monday night. At present these projects Are in custody of Bucktail Post american legion it has been demonstrated that the Post will have difficulty in meeting the financial needs attendant with proper maintenance of the Park. Main streets and moved at 11 40 a i in. In the following order mounted detail. Colors and escort of sailors. Be j Gion Colola and Post Banner flanking the old g. A r. Flag carried by Comrade o. T. Chase 88-year-old Veteran of the civil War who walked in the procession through the business Section and a far As the Large Bridge on Mechanic Street Over half the route i firing squad. Smethport band. Civil War and Spanish War Veter ans in automobiles. Bucktail Post. American legion and Mckean Post veterans of foreign wars. The Camp fire girls splendidly drilled and wearing neat uniform the world War veterans have i Hamlin and a poll of sentiment of citizens indicates that a great majority Are in favor of the Borough taking Over these Beautiful properties which Are such a distinct asset to Smethport. It is pointed out that the Borough by including the recreational Center in the annual budget could maintain the projects properly could do needed further dredging of the Lake Basin improvement of the Park and eventually install a Concrete lined swimming Pool in the Park to be supplied by fresh Well water and All without imposing any Burden on local tax payers. Macoy stadium a Given to the people of Smethport by Paul d. Hamlin. Hamlin Park and Lake were presented to Smethport by the descendants of Byron Hamlin and Henry criminal court starts monday with Twenty six continued cases and already Over thirty new actions on the docket the regular june term of Mckean county criminal court which will Convene at the court House in Smethport next monday morning promises to be a Busy affair. Attorneys c. W. Shattuck of dresses of Blue and White made by i Smethport and George Little of pit the girls themselves. The Young ladies it Isburgh will conduct the defense in attracted most favourable comment. The Case of the Commonwealth is do boy scouts Lead by or. Jack sen Versic. James sweeten Paul bar Clarke scoutmaster. Pupils of Smethport schools. The Long procession moved Down kidnapping Todor Nedelco of Crosby main to Mechanic Street thence to Zaat fan Spiro Yovanoff. The fifth Bank Street to Nelson Street and to member of the gang will not be tried Rose Hill cemetery. J coming term on account of ill the procession stopped at the big Ness Bridge on Mechanic Street for Saluta attorney Shattuck will also defend tons for the naval dead. H. Yetzer St. Mary s chief of police at Beautiful Rose Hill the program Theodore Kallas and Mark us Kala opened with a Beautiful selection by Bukas also of St. Mary a who Are the band. I charged with attempting to extort invocation was pronounced by Rev i Money from a former St. Mails Boot for. Urban s. Barrett. J lagger while the latter resided in prof. Stanley Bright Lead the a Kane under threat of causing his audience in singing the National Anthem j Reat the prominence of the attorney Guy b Mayo gave an in a ties involved in this Case has attract Pressie touching Reading of lined a great Deal of attention. Coins imperishable Gettysburg and a a a a dress Hon. R p. Habgood orator of the Observance was then introduced by e. G. Potter president of the Day or. Habgood chose patriotism gratitude and undying remembrance by the living of the valorous. Unselfish service of our National heroes As the chief Points of his theme. In View of a growing thoughtless tendency of the Swift moving times to forget Chese very essentials of real citizenship the Points so splendidly and eloquently presented by the distinguished Bradford citizen were most timely. The speaker forcefully asserted continued on last Page column 4 slash of county school supt. Pleasing $5000 liability ended asst. Supt. Takes Cut too Mckean county taxpayers will Benefit greatly by the Bill introduced by assemblyman Thos. B. Wilson of this county which became a Law last week which cuts the salaries of county school superintendents and their assistant superintendents. In future the minimum salary for the Mckean county superintendent of schools will a $3,600 per year admitting the county population to be Over 45,000 As enumerated by the 1930 census although it is believed to a considerably under the 45,000 agora today. Petitioned the Council Beking that i the coat of the two project totalled 1 Quot son the Borough take Over the projects i nearly Iso too. Tzeno tile Mckean county superintendent has been receiving $5,000 per year. The minimum prescribed by Law Baa been $4000. But the county school directors generously added an extra thousand doll is of taxpayers Money to that figure. In Farmer years when there were no paved Highway s or con the Smethport travellers club i sol dated schools and the local super closed its years work with a very de intendant was compelled to keep a rightful picnic luncheon at the club team of horses to Battle deep mud or House on saturday at one of clock huge Snow drifts in making rounds with about thirty members and Sev-1 of county schools the for the to eral guests in attendance. Sit Ion was in the $2,000 bracket. The a delicious luncheon was served a superintendent rated no assistant or one o clock followed by a Brief bus-1 clerk either in those Days fifteen Ness meeting at which routine Bual j years ago. Ness for closing the year s work was the salary of the Mckean county transacted. Assistant superintendent has been a very enjoyable program was then $3500 per year presented. Tile saving effected in these two vocal Solo Quot Carissima a mrs. J salaries will go far towards Rulan Wayne Cummings accompanied by i Taining the of county teachers to Bac and Antonio Orazio alleged Pittsburgh racketeers charged with Fine program for travellers Rev. Besant resigns the Rev. J. E. Besant pastor of the first Baptist Church for several years past tendered his resignation on sunday. Rev. Besant has announced no plans for the future and his successor has not yet been chosen. During his sojourn in sme Alvort Rev. Besant has made a legion of friends and his resignation is a it rented by All. He has worked tire sly for the local congregation and his goodness and Broadness have endeared him to people of All denominations. He has been a sympathetic Friend to the sick and the needy. A. Emil Johnson injured by truck on Radford Road a. E. Johnson partner in the firm of Johnson amp Erickson Smethport ice dealers had a narrow escape from serious injuries at 1 45 p. In. Tuesday when hit by a truck on Minerd run Hiu. Or. Johnson had stopped at a Spring on the Hill when the Accident occurred. He was rushed to the Bradford Hospital we Here it was found that no Bones were broken but that he was painfully bruised. The truck was owned by the Kendall refining co., Bradford and was driven by Howard Falkenburg of that City. Or. Johnson was Able to return to his Home Here yesterday. Betula Man succumbs in barn from heart attack Henry s. Summerson aged 63. A Well known Betula Man. Was found dead in a barn on the property of Milo Oviatt last saturday afternoon. Or. Summerson had been we orking in the Garden and suffered a heart attack dying instantly it is believed. He had gone to the Oviatt barn near his Home to borrow a shovel. He was found an hour after his death by a grandson. Deceased was employed by the state Highway maintenance division in the Betula District and had Many friends in this Section who were saddened to learn of his sudden death Aii Aii. Coroner w. D. Allen was called to exercises Here tonight sary. Surviving Are his widow two daughters. Mrs. Scott Thomas of Betula and mrs Joyce Mcgee of Duke Center and one son Fred Summerson of Betula. Funeral services were held at the mrs. E. G. Potter a living Standard and of the retrench monologue. Quot a visit to Chicago Quot a i ment is extended to include Lynnum mrs. E. W. Workley. Arable other Over paid executives of vocal Solo Quot the years at the the state department of labile in Spring a mrs. E e. Bouton a com Striction the efficiency of the schools pained by mrs Harold Crossman. Will be greatly increased and the All present joined in singing three financial problem incident to their favorite songs accompanied by mrs malt finance will be overcome in a Crossman. J Large measure. A series of living pictures were Harrisburg May 26�?governor pin then resented Chot today signed the Wilson to Vvhs Istler smother mrs. Clara f. I keen Bill reducing the salaries of Mccoy. County school superintendents and a Queen Louise mrs. H g. German. I Distant county superintendents 20 a style show representing various per cent in Che year beginning with Keating twp. Graduating forty eight members of the eighth grades of the Keating township schools will graduate at the annual exercises to be held at the Mckean county court House in Smethport this. Thursday evening at 8 15 of clock. Another cloudburst adds to havoc in town and Fields of Countryside another Cloud burst the third in As Many weeks descended on Smethport sunday afternoon flooding the streets and cellars of houses and doing great damage to unpaved local streets and to gardens. Street commissioner Leon comes who has been kept More than Busy keeping sluices open and removing tons of Earth and stones washed onto the local pavements by the unusual series of cloudburst is beginning to believe that Fate is playing some sort of a grim game with him. No sooner does he clean up after one storm than another descends up on the town and the work must be done again. It has been necessary for the Street department to engage a special Force of workers and the Crew has been steadily engaged with the Borough trucks for three weeks repairing the damage done by these storms. Sun Day a deluge did great damage to the recent Job of putting a crushed Brick and cinder top dressing on Nelson Street. The storms / id costly damage to Side Hill farm lands of this Section literally washing away newly slowed and planted Fields. The class is the largest in the history of the interesting events. A splendid program has been arranged. Prof. A. O. Patterson principal of the Junior High school at lock Haven state teachers College will deliver the address to the graduates. Inasmuch As this was the first year that dental Hygiene work was carried out in the Keating township schools the hygienist miss Alice Hall Mertz will present a Brief health play. Music will be furnished by the Smethport band diplomas will be presented by prof. Sherman Francisco supervising principal. County examinations were held yesterday after which the following list of graduates was announced Thelma b. Anderson Betty Brooder Harriette s. Bright Clifford Booth Keith Bickford Minerva e. Church Lawrence f. Cochran. Jeanne f. Conwell Esther b conies Oscar Davis Alice m. Dickinson. Doris a. Dunn Emma c. Eckstrom William p. Fee Richard d. Francis Virginia m. Francis Irona a Grover Theodore Hyde Robert Hewitt. William m. Isadore. John m. Jones. Clifford e. Johnson Gordon e. Johnston Leroy Keesler George c. Lewis Clark g. Love Delia m. Mccarthy John Mcgavisk. Paul e. Monjar. Stanley r. Nelson Keith f. Oviatt. Roy Ordiway. Blayne Parker Nelson w. Ramer Kenneth e. Raymond. Roy Den Rothrock. Glenn Sebring. Richard a. Sheldon. Lester Skinner Howard c. Sparks Charles Swatsler Clyde Sweeley Rachel e. Thompson Gerald l. Tyler Bernice l. Van Corder John s. Vavalo Mary l. Vavalo Doris a. Yoxtheimer. Family Home sunday afternoon with the Rev. Bailey pastor of the methodist Church officiating. The body was taken to Kettle Creek Clinton county the forepart of the week for burial. Educational tax meeting or. F. P Weaver head of the department of agricultural economics at the Pennsylvania state College will speak on taxes at quirks Hall in Smethport wednesday evening june 7 at 8 of clock. Or. Weaver is one of the leading authorities on taxes in this part of the country and his Many practical suggestions on the tax problem everyone interested in taxes is invited to attend this meeting. Periods 1860�? mrs Laura Van Dusen. 1870�? mrs. John b Eastman. 1880�?mrs. M m. Undell 1890�?mrs. R. Kesslerjr. 1900�?mrs. E o. Potter 1910�?mrs. R. S. Minerd. 1920�? mrs. Mary Denning and mrs l k. Hogarth 1930�?mrs. Wayne Cummings. 1933�?mrs. James a. Nellis. The Success of this delightful affair was due to the efficient committee in charge which was miss Mae e. Choate mrs. R. Kessler jr., and mrs. E. Vav. Work Ley. The first monday of july 1934. The measure provides these minimum salaries for superintendents county population salary less than 20,000.$2,700 20.000-45.0003,150 45.000-150,0003,600 150.000 or More .4,000 it provides a Flat salary of $2,7000 for All ask Betant county school superintendents. The number of assistant county for ail assistant county school a paediatric to having 150 to 550 teachers two for districts having Oso to 1,060 teachers and one additional for each group of 500 teachers above 1.050. This Bill originally was designed to Cut the salaries to per cent for each of the next two years but because a number of superintendents already had signed contracts for the 1933-84 school year it was amended to make the Cut 20 per cent for the 1934-80 school term. Beer licenses issued to Smethport dealers on monday county treasurer e. A Bouton a office issued Beer licenses to ail six Smethport establishments _ which applied for official permission Norwich township teachers to dispense the Bevel Aire under the salaries materially lower tl21?�?zj2 t Khz .5 i salaries of All teachers in the nor Mal lenses establishments an township schools wire reduced i. Co or prot it at a recent meeting of the school Praetor Star restaurant Harry rep Banj Ner. Proprietor Backus restaurant. The reduction brings salaries Down Market proprietor Kohn to the Minim. A a wed by the stat a the c. D. Of a. Enjoyed a dinner party last evening at St. Elizabeth a Church Hall. Naturalization court Twenty two foreign born residents of Mckean county Are scheduled to apply for citizenship papers at a regular term of county naturalization court to be held monday june 12. According to prothonotary b. F. Star sky. Found ill in ditch near Eldred Dies in Hospital a Man later identified As Mike Arik Liean aged 38 of Cleveland. Ohio. Was found lying i in a ditch near Eldred the latter part of last week by we. Carey of that town. The stranger was taken to the Bradford Hospital by Constable Earl Leake of Eldred and died at that institution tuesday from pneumonia caused by exposure. Arik Liean a address was Given As 3686 East 71st Street Cleveland and Bradford police have been trying to locate Bis relatives. A License has also been issued to the Fred Petruzzi restaurant in East Smethport. All were issued retail permits with the exception of Kohns Market which was granted a distributors License. School code and a s stunts to from ten to thirty three per cent. Cut this action was necessary on account of much less Revenue from taxation and prospects it of reduced state Aid. The tax rate for this year has not yet been decided upon i it is said that there i i probably Loo applications for License were re be a number of us on Lent. From Cei Ved from Mckean county establishments by treasurer Bouton. Eighty five licenses had been granted Mckean county dealers at 3 30 p. In. Yesterday. J. Scott Walker enters treasurer race j. Scott Walker of Bradford former Smethport Man announced his candidacy for county treasurer of Mckean county last thursday being the 7th Republican candidate to enter the race. His announcement appears on the editorial Page of this newspaper today. The Kane Republican of Friday other townships in lied it the Norwich township High school at Colegrove for the 1933-34 term Simpson. Smethport Boxer Home from California Virgil Simpson Clever Smethport Amateur Boxer returned monday from an 8 months sojourn in Fresno California and expects to reenter the Active list of fighters of his Clara in this Section of the country. During his stay in Fresno Simpson fought three Battles with coast amateurs. Winning two and losing to Alfred manges claimant to the worlds Amateur flyweight Crown. While in California Simpson was under the Wing of Larry White manager of says regarding his candidacy or. Walker i. Well known through. You Corbeit i. Out this county having resided at Smethport Kane and Bradford. At Smethport. Where he resided 20 years i leu i axe Anno no Fri he was associated with the Smith nuff Umil Quot Gnu Nutu port Glass corporation he resided run Uii cd Ditc Ucas Iii Here for several years during which i u la Fin Lull a i l Flynn ill time he was sales manager for the interstate window Glass company. T the Pennsylvania Public service he moved to Bradford several j commission has set thursday june years ago where he was Secretary of 15, As the Date for the Public hearing the Bradford of producers Assoc a of the rate and service controversy Tion. Or. Walker was also at one j Between the Borough of Smethport time sales manager of the Consol j and the Smethport water co. Dated machine company of Bradford. Originally scheduled for last month in Erie the hearing was postponed because Gallup amp Potter Wister co. Solicitors were unable to attend due to the fact that the Pennsylvania supreme court was in session on conflicting dates. The hearing on june 15th will be held in Herr Iarj it is Marvindale deep Well the foundations and flooring is in for the 85-ft steel Derrick which will be used by the Atlantic Seaboard co. In drilling Mckean county a first deep Gas Well near Marvindale to test the Smethport Anticline

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